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Watson IDs Heart Disease
R. Colin Johnson  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
IBM's Watson acquires a new set of modules for diagnosing disease that increases their accuracy by 25-to-50 percent.
Bots May Be the Next Big Supply Chain Invasion
Puga Sankara  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Chat bots are becoming commonplace in e-commerce. It may be time to look at how supply chains can use the same tech to make things run smoothly.
Intel Snags Exec from ARM to Run IoT
Junko Yoshida  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
Intel will separate its nascent automotive team from the company’s IoT group. Previously, Intel’s IoT and automotive teams were bundled together under one big IoT tent. Intel also named ex-ARM executive Tom Lantzsch to head the company’s IoT branch.
Supply Chains Stay the Course in 2017
Eric Allais  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
For 2017, the outlook is quite rosy. However, let’s take the views of industry experts with a grain of salt and try to identify where the industry could or should be headed next year.
Examining the Risky Business of E-Commerce
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Without the right supply chain for both the OEM and the online retailer, e-commerce growth can create more risk than reward.
15 Views of Printed Electronics
Rick Merritt  
11/25/2016   Post a comment
Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
Fast Track to Industrial IoT
Rich Quinnell  
11/23/2016   (1) comment
It fits in a shirt pocket, runs on batteries, and provides a quick way to upgrade to Industry 4.0.
Virtual Reality Will Stay Hot
Rick Merritt  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Virtual reality could be a killer app in more ways than one.
Get More Out of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
While conversations about digital supply chains are pervasive, many executives and supply chain teams are not sure how to scale their initiatives beyond piecemeal tools. The decisions made now have the potential to impact the future of business.
The Internet of Insecure Things
Jane Goh  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Hackers have shown they can now harness the collective firepower of Internet connected devices. This reality puts pressure on OEMs to up their security game when it comes to protecting the devices they design and sell.
Shift Happens: RFQ Management Gets Beyond Spreadsheets
Alex Peron  
11/21/2016   (1) comment
For years, companies have interacted with their suppliers using spreadsheets and email creating siloed communication channels. Today's complex supply chains demand something more.
Smart Homes & IoT: What About Bob?
Junko Yoshida  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
At Embedded Technology conference here, NXP executive broached the touchy topic of “smart home delays.”
3D Printed Buses Here
R. Colin Johnson  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
Local Motors has been a solution looking for a problem since its inception, but may have finally hit the nail on the head with its Olli substitute for traditional transit systems at just 20% of their cost, but with more convenience, faster times and free-ride driverless capabilities.
Google's Mobile VR Still a Wild West
Rick Merritt  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
A test run of Google’s mobile VR system called Daydream shows mobile virtual reality is still a Wild West of dangers and riches being pioneered.
Electronica: CEO Forum Rambles on IoT Security, Safety
Peter Clarke  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
The traditional CEO forum at Electronica continued a theme from two years before: the Internet of Things (IoT) but this time tried to shed some light on how to ensure safety and security.
Robot Supply May Require New Links in the Chain
Laurie Sullivan  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
Long term, autonomous robots could become highly disruptive to supply chains, particularly for electronics components supply chains.
Lattice Semiconductor to be Acquired for $1.3 Billion
Max Maxfield  
11/4/2016   (3) comments
Having serious investment from Canyon Bridge may allow Lattice Semiconductor to evolve and grow its niche and become a major player.
Thank Goodness for Makers
Max Maxfield  
11/3/2016   Post a comment
Did you ever fear that hobby electronics was fading away, and were you surprised by the emergence of the Maker Movement?
Electronics & the IoT Security Threat: 6 Steps to Mitigation
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/3/2016   (1) comment
Electronics companies must contend with with the security risks associated with IoT.
U.S. Needs Big Bet on Chips
Rick Merritt  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. government should launch a new multi-billion national research effort to define a post-silicon semiconductor industry.
5 Things to Consider When Switching from EDI to API Technology
Jett McCandless  
11/1/2016   (3) comments
APIs hold the potential to be the connective tissue of the global supply chain displacing the industry's current, outdated communication system.
The Advent of Human Free Logistics
Richard G. Weissman  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The use of autonomous vehicles in logistics is being driven by economics, efficiency, and safety.
Automated Supply Chain: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Susan Fourtané  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring fully-automated supply chains creating opportunities for businesses as well as bringing safety to the production line, efficiency, and more environmentally friendly work environments.
Fast Charging Comes to Maturity to Support Supply Chain Tasks
Puga Sankara  
10/28/2016   Post a comment
Fast charging is going to change a lot of things in the enterprise, especially factories and the supply chain.
OEMs Beware: These Days, Anything Can Be Hacked
Erik Kangas  
10/27/2016   (9) comments
More needs to happen on the manufacturers’ side to protect against vulnerabilities that are unintentionally built into hardware and software products. Further,, quicker responses are needed to fix the problem once vulnerabilities are identified.
Intel, ARM Battle over IoT
Rick Merritt  
10/25/2016   (1) comment
Intel and ARM load up enhanced processors as their battle over the Internet of Things heats up this week.
Ensuring Consistency in Manufacturing PCBs Across the Global Supply Chain
Kella Knack  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
Designing and manufacturing printed circuit board (PCB) can be challenging. That’s because PCBs are the launching points for hardware product development and the laminate and prepreg materials used in designing and manufacturing PCBs are the nuclei for those boards.
U.S. Protecting Us from AI
R. Colin Johnson  
10/21/2016   Post a comment
From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
The Real Problem with Digital Assistants
Puga Sankara  
10/21/2016   Post a comment
The electronic digital assistants on our mobile devices have some limitations. They could do a much better job.
Security Risk in the Age of Cloud Computing
Chris King  
10/19/2016   (1) comment
If supply chain architecture in the cloud is not properly designed, a flaw in one client’s application would not only allow hackers to access their information, but other client’s information as well.
Autonomous Car Mobility Shifts Electronics Industry
Pablo Valerio  
10/18/2016   (2) comments
By 2025, automated mobility services could be a $120 billion business in the United States alone. The impact on companies in mobile technology, connected vehicles, and wireless infrastructure could be as important as the arrival of the smartphone last decade.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup?
Junko Yoshida  
10/14/2016   Post a comment
It’s far from clear what caused Samsung Note 7 to catch fire. But a new report emerged that the culprit might not be the lithium-ion batteries. Rather, the problem might reside in tweaks made to the processor.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain
Rick Merritt  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
6 Biggest Supply Chain Boons of Enterprise Labeling
Josh Roffman  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
The case for enterprise barcode labeling is compelling. With the right enterprise labeling solution, organizations benefit in a variety of ways.
Heavyweight Logistic Providers Match Startups’ Tech Spend
B. Cameron Gain  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
Logistics providers are spending on tech, but is it enough to disrupt the industry?
Samsung Needs to Get Transparent
Rick Merritt  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Samsung owes its customers and the tech community a clear explanation of what happened with the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
Digital High Performers Rare in Tech Industry
Sami Luukkonen  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
New evidence suggests that few in this industry are generating financial success from their extensive digital investments.
Software Predicts Power Component Failure
R. Colin Johnson  
10/6/2016   (7) comments
Eaton Corp. unveils PredictPulse Insight is a cloud-based software subscription service that anticipates failures in universal power supply (UPS) systems before they happen.
Flash has Clearly Won But Can Suppliers Meet Demand?
Jim O'Reilly  
10/6/2016   Post a comment
Solid state storage hasn't taken the place of every hard drive. It's a complex question about why, but there are several driving forces.
Toyota: Hydrocar as 'Power Bank' 20 Years out
Junko Yoshida  
10/5/2016   Post a comment
Toyota brought to Paris Toyota FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) PLUS. It uses compressed hydrogen as its fuel source. Toyota proposes the FCV PLUS will be also used as a “generator” for homes, other cars and local power grids.
Barcelona to Host Second IoT Industrial Solutions World Congress
Pablo Valerio  
10/3/2016   Post a comment
The upcoming IoT Solutions World Congress will offer a platform to discuss the best strategies as we move toward ubiquitous industrial IoT.
Software-Centric World Takes Over Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/30/2016   (10) comments
Finally, the move to software has taken over the enterprise. The supply chain is becoming more automated, and that's going to change the way we all do business.
4 Biggest Boons Enterprise Labeling Integration with SAP
Josh Roffman  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
There are many specific benefits that SAP-based organizations realize when deploying an enterprise labeling solution that integrates to SAP.
The Reality of Supply Chains On-the-Go
Malysa O'Connor  
9/28/2016   (8) comments
Investment in mobile technology is expected to continue across the supply chain – and for good reason.
Massive Sensor Fusion for Cars Is HERE
Junko Yoshida  
9/26/2016   (2) comments
HERE’s new live traffic/map offerings are the world’s first services created from real-time sensor data from competing car brands. From technical perspectives, though, bigger issues include: how open the specifications will be for collected sensory data.
Amazon Echo & How It Resonates
Junko Yoshida  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Amazon’s Echo-like smart speakers are on the rise. The voice interface is emerging as one of the most natural interface to control IoT devices. Analysts expect the voice interface in home automation hubs, TVs, set-top boxes, HVAC/environmental control hubs and more.
Leveraging SAP for a Complex Global Supply Chain
Josh Roffman  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Allowing organizations to drive all of their business processes through SAP means that companies are better able to meet their global operations and supply chain requirements.
Robo-Car's Safety Challenges DoT
Junko Yoshida  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
The federal policy places self-driving cars directly under the purview of federal regulators. Stripped from the privilege of “self-certifying” their vehicles, carmakers will need “pre-market approval” from the DoT. The key question, however, is testing of AI cars’ safety.
7 Ways 3D Printing Adds New Dimensions to EMS & Supply Chain
Akhil Oltikar  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
Here are a few of the ways 3D printing is impacting the electronic supply chain.
Biometrics Upgrade to AirPod-like Earbuds
R. Colin Johnson  
9/19/2016   (1) comment
Valencell Inc's PerformTek biometric measurement module adds biometric sensing function to accelerometer-equipped wireless earbuds.
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